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The New Rules of Professional Conduct: What All Attorneys Need to Know

Comprehensive changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct took effect on November 1, 2018. This program reviews the changes that attorneys need to be aware of as they go about their everyday practice. Ensure you are complying with the new Rules of Professional Conduct and avoid run-ins with the State Bar.

 

1.5 Hours MCLE Credit including 1.5 Hours in Legal Ethics

Comprehensive changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct took effect on November 1, 2018. The new rules change attorneys’ duties to their clients, opposing counsel, the court, and the public. This program reviews the changes that attorneys need to be aware of as they go about their everyday practice. Ensure you are complying with the new Rules of Professional Conduct and avoid run-ins with the State Bar.

Program Highlights:

  • Duty to supervise attorneys and staff
  • New conflicts of interest rules
  • Changes to trust accounting requirements
  • New duties to prospective clients
  • Duty to cite adverse authority
  • And many more

This program is appropriate for all levels.

On Demand MI55929-191

Live program recorded on October 9, 2018

 

Comprehensive changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct took effect on November 1, 2018. The new rules change attorneys’ duties to their clients, opposing counsel, the court, and the public. This program reviews the changes that attorneys need to be aware of as they go about their everyday practice. Ensure you are complying with the new Rules of Professional Conduct and avoid run-ins with the State Bar.

Program Highlights:

  • Duty to supervise attorneys and staff
  • New conflicts of interest rules
  • Changes to trust accounting requirements
  • New duties to prospective clients
  • Duty to cite adverse authority
  • And many more

This program is appropriate for all levels.

MERRI BALDWIN

Merri BaldwinMerri Baldwin is a shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell in San Francisco, where her practice focuses on attorney liability and commercial litigation. She handles claims of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as motions to disqualify and for sanctions. She regularly counsels lawyers and law firms on legal ethics and law practice management issues. She represents attorneys in disciplinary matters before the State Bar of California, and has extensive experience handling attorney-client fee disputes. Ms. Baldwin is a past chair of the State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct. She is a co-chair of the Legal Malpractice subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section Committee on Professional Services Litigation. Ms. Baldwin served as the President of the Bar Association of San Francisco for 2017. Ms. Baldwin frequently lectures to attorneys and professional organizations on issues related to litigation, legal malpractice and ethics issues, and she is a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches professional responsibility. Ms. Baldwin co-edited The Law of Lawyers’ Liability (ABA/First Chair Press 2012) and has served as a consulting editor for the Attorney Fee Agreement Forms Manual, published by Continuing Education of the Bar, California. Prior to law school, Ms. Baldwin was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics.

GARRICK A. BYERS

Garrick A. ByersGarrick A. Byers is a criminal defense attorney certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal law specialist. He is the author of multiple chapters of CEB’s “California Criminal Law, Procedure and Practice” (2016), including chapter 41 titled “Trial Counsel’s Duties After Judgment; Cleansing and Sealing of Criminal Records.” Garrick is called the “Statute Decoder” because of his great facility at understanding and explaining California statutes. He speaks and writes statewide on a wide variety of criminal law subjects. He also writes an annual “New Laws” treatise, and coordinates the California Public Defenders Association’s (CPDA’s) statewide annual seminar, “New Statutes.” Before going into private practice, Garrick was a public defender for 33 years in Contra Costa and Fresno Counties. Currently he is on CPDA’s Legislative Committee, and he is a former CPDA President.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
By Month October 2018
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
By Month October 2018